NEW CONCEPTS AND STRATEGIES

The Laing Toolbox

The Data Gap - Mining 2009

 

ORE SYSTEMS ANALYSIS

Global strategies
ORE SYSTEMS ANALYSIS
ORE SYSTEM
ORE DEPOSIT*
INTERNAL MODEL
EXTERNAL MODEL
STRUCTURAL/METASOMATIC (PLUMBING) ANALYSIS
ARCHITECTURE
TEMPLATE
THE BONSAI PRINCIPLE
ROCK FERTILITY
BOUNDARY CONDITION DATA
SPATIAL DATA
ORE DEPOSIT LOOK-ALIKE: EMPIRICAL
ORE DEPOSIT LOOK-ALIKE: PROCESS
ORE SYSTEM AXIS
Alteration
STOCKWORK ANALYSIS
STOCKWORK
STOCKWORK DIMENSIONALITY
ALTERATION*
(INFILL)
(REPLACEMENT)
ASYMMETRIC SELVEDGE
(CHRISTMAS TREE SELVEDGE)
TELEGRAPH POLE SELVEDGE
ASPECT RATIO I:R
METASOMATIC FACIES
METASOMATIC COMPARTMENT
Niche exploration
ORE NICHE
NICHE EXPLORATION
NICHE GRADE
(METRE GRADE)
NICHE ANALYSIS - PROACTIVE
NICHE ANALYSIS - RETROSPECTIVE
NICHE TABLE
NICHE EXPLORATION MODEL
RESOURCE NICHE AUDIT
NICHE-BASED TONNES/GRADE SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS
Orebody topology
EDGE TOPOLOGY
SHOOT ANALYSIS
METAL PROFILING
GRADE, WIDTH, GRADE/WIDTH SHOOTS

SPECIFIC ORE DEPOSIT TYPES
ANTIFORM HINGE ZONE (AHZ) DEPOSITS
TENSION VEIN ARRAY (TVA)DEPOSITS
TVA AXIS


MAPPING
SMART MAPPING
(WORKING HYPOTHESIS)
LEARNING CURVES OF MAPPING
FERTILITY
MAXIMUM FERTILITY SITE (MFS)
GEOTOPOGRAPHIC SITE (GS)
OPTIMUM OUTCROP APPROACH
MAPPING DESIGN
FIRST, SECOND, THIRD ORDER MAPS

 

DRILLING ANALYSIS
Global strategies

VECTOR PARAMETERS
SCALAR PARAMETERS
DRILLCORE FERTILITY
DRILLHOLE FERTILITY
OVERT STRUCTURES
COVERT STRUCTURES
ACTUALISATION
DRILLCORE REFERENCE FRAME
DRILLCORE PROPELLOR PLANE
DIRECTION: UPHOLE, UPWARD*
Drill program design
LEARNING CURVES FOR DRILLHOLE UNDERSTANDING
NATURAL CROSS SECTION
STRUCTURAL DRILLHOLE TARGETING
SPATIAL DRILLHOLE TARGETING
EARLY DIAMOND DRILLING
DRILLHOLE DATA BIAS AND UNDERSAMPLING
Drill logging
OPTIMUM CORETRAY LAYOUT
PROFILE VIEW
AXIAL VIEW
PLAN VIEW
FERTILITY LOGGING
(GENERAL LOGGING)
STRUCTURAL DRILLCORE MAPPING
SUMMARY LOGGING*
CORE MARKUP PROTOCOLS
DRILLCORE ORIENTOMETER
Orientational analysis
UNIQUELY ORIENTED DRILLCORE
AXIALLY ORIENTED DRILLCORE
INTERNAL ORIENTATIONAL SOLUTION
EXTERNAL ORIENTATIONAL SOLUTION
PARTIAL SOLUTION
OPTIONS ANALYSIS
REFERENCE STRUCTURE
RANGE OF THE REFERENCE STRUCTURE
DRILLHOLE DIMENSIONALITY
ORIENTATIONAL STABILITY
ERROR ANALYSIS
Drill section analysis
SERIAL SECTION ANALYSIS
STRAIGHT LINE CORRELATION
PRIMARY CONTACT
SECONDARY CONTACT
ARTIFICIAL CONTACT
INVARIANT POINT
UNIVARIANT POINT
VECTORISATION
ORIENTATIONAL SYMBOLS FOR CROSS SECTIONS

* Previously used general term, now used with a specific meaning
( ) Previously used term with no change, inserted in this listing for completeness